Are you crazy about live theater? Make time for Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten Ten-Minute Play Festival, May 7

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Researchers recently found that after one live performance, theatergoers were more empathetic toward the issues and people portrayed in a play. And that empathy made them more likely to donate to charity.

“Attending theater could be a vital way to build psychological skills, especially empathy,”  Steve Rathje, a Ph.D. student in psychology, Cambridge University

Plan on attending Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten Ten-Minute Play Festival on May 7 at the  Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.

This creative endeavor featuring eight original ten-minute plays from Michigan and North Carolina playwrights will be performed Saturday, May 7, at 2 PM in the Undercroft at Christ Church Grosse Pointe.

When eight creative playwrights present their short original plays, directed by eight talented directors with 18 amazing actors, and a troupe of dedicated volunteers, you have Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten – Ten-Minute Play Festival.

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This marks the eighth year of Grosse Pointe Theatre’s playwriting festival. The original plays featured in the May 7 Take Ten festival are as follows:

  • The New Wife by Stella Woitulewicz, directed by Emmajean Evans
  • Thanksgiving, Exit. by Leslie Wagner, directed by Peter DiSante
  • Moonlight Run by Peter DiSante, directed by Michele Karl
  • Blaze of Glory by Shawn Henry, directed by Janie Burkey
  • While You Were Out by Julie Nixon, directed by Laura Bartell
  • The Last Word by Margie Reins Smith, directed by Arlene Schoenherr
  • Battle Scars by Peter DiSante, directed by Elizabeth Rager
  • Dan & Diane’s Delightful Deli Diner by Dan Woitulewicz, directed by Krista Pennington

Eighteen actors will play a total of 23 characters, and several other volunteers are working behind the scenes to make sure each area of the festival runs seamlessly, resulting in a wonderful experience for audiences.

Guests can stay for the entire festival, or they may arrive or leave in between the presented plays. There will be an intermission. 

The recommended age for the audience is 18 and older.

For tickets and more info www.gpt.org/playfest

 

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